Flower arranging may look easy, but it's something that comes with practice -- and a little know-how. Pinterest and online tutorials are a great introduction to the basics, but sometimes you really need a professional to show you the way.
#1: They Will Introduce You to New Flowers
Learning about blooms is an integral part of any flower arranging class. Most of us only know the flowers growing in our gardens and the ones that are sold at the grocery store. With so many varieties of flowers out there choosing the right ones for a bouquet can be daunting! A seasoned florist will know their way around some stems and can recommend seasonal blooms that you can find in your area.
A flower arranging class will provide you with the opportunity to make a more complex arrangement using many different types of flowers and greenery then you might procure on your own. Denise Porcaro of Flower Girl NYC (who holds regular classes in New York City) recommends using a variety of blooms, but "stick with 1-2 colors or different hues of the same color and you will look like a pro every time!"
Don't know what to get mom for Mother's Day? A flower arranging class is the perfect thing to do together. You will get to spend quality time together, and leave with a gorgeous bouquet! But, really, you can gather up your girlfriends for a fabulous daytime activity any time of year.
Flower arranging has a long and storied history. It's an integral part of our lives, yet the art of arrangement is often under-appreciated. Learning more about the process might give you some new insight and turn it into a budding hobby!
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If you like giving loved ones beautiful bouquets (go you!), learning how to make your own stunning arrangements can end up saving you a lot of money. Pre-made arrangements can come with a hefty price tag, but buying the flowers and greenery separately can cut costs dramatically.